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DIY Faux Fur Tie-on Shrug Tutorial

10 Oct

Today’s tutorial is a versatile little shrug that you can sew in less than 1 hour. This little shrug can be worn with jeans or a great party dress for an evening out. Purchased from the store this piece may run you $30 and up. You can purchase the faux fur from your local fabric store and make this piece for a steal.

Faux Fur Tie-on Shrug Instructions:  Beginner

Makes 1 Fur Tie-on Shrug (approximately 2”
around) or 5 cm

You will need:

½ yard of Faux Fur

½ 100% cotton fabric

7/8” grosgrain ribbon

Tailors measuring tape

Color pencil or tailors pencil



Matching Thread

  1. Gather all your materials (Fig 1.)
  2. Measure your body for the length of your shrug. Take your
    measuring tape and put it over both shoulders. With the tape in place measure
    from the bottom of your left rib cage to the bottom of your right rib cage.
  3. Write the length down and use this for the length of your pattern.
  4. Make pattern to size. (Fig. 2)
  5. Lay your faux fur out folded in half and place pattern on top. Cut one piece for top of shrug. Mark the location of the red dots on each layer with a pencil (Fig. 3)
  6. Repeat step 5 for the lining fabric. (Fig. 4)
  7. Pin the top and lining fabric together with right sides of the
    fabric facing each other. (Fig. 5)
  8. Using a straight stitch sew the side together leaving space
    between the red dots open for the ribbon. (Fig. 6)
  9. Turn inside out. (Fig. 7)
  10. Tuck the unfinished edges in 1” all the way around and press flat. (Fig. 8)
  11. Cut ribbon 2 pieces of ribbon measuring 20” at the most (you can adjust to your desired  length).
  12.  Place ribbon in the center of each opening in the shrug. Pin in place and slip stitch closed. (Fig. 9)
  13. Press the entire shrug with the lining side up. Smooth fur side and you’re done! Wrap the ruffle behind your neck and then under your armpits and tie around your back.

If you love this and any of the other tutorials please comment & feel free to share pictures of your finished creations which I will post on this blog!!

These tutorials are for personal use only and not for resale, or commercial distribution. To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique  Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Boho-licous Denim

26 Aug

Altered Denim Patchwork Corset

The first selection is a sexy  Altered Denim Patchwork Corset by Laiet. This top has amazing craftsmanship  hand dyed fabric, embroidery, and crochet. This top would look fabulous under a blazer, worn with  a pair of jeans, and some stilettos  to complete the look. The detail on this corset makes it a must have in your closet!

Jodi Hobo Bag with Denim Fringe

The second denim selection is The Jodi Hobo Bag with fringed denim by sew chic boutique. The Jodi Hobo Bag is made with a vintage cream floral tufted Chenille from the early 1950’s The straps are made of tan suede. The bottom is made from  jean fabric that was hand fringed prior to sewing. Inspired by cut off jean shorts this bag is Bohemian with a 1970s twist to make finish off any outfit!

Blue News Boy Military Hat

The last hand made item in our denim spotlight is Blue News Boy Military Hat by Hanu Chic. The hat is made from blue denim patchwork , eyelet trim, and finished off with a handmade flower this hat brings back 1960s inspiration. This hat is so feminine and boho it is perfect for those upcoming chilly fall nights. Worn with your coat or jacket this hat is sure to add that touch of Boho your looking for!

So it’s all about denim and the fabulous and fashionable creations you can wear. The great thing about denim is no matter what the season it’s always in fashion. Be sure to add a bit of denim Boho flavor to your wardrobe. Most importantly have fun because if you’re not having fun with fashion you’re not making your inner Boho-fashionista happy!

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_prt

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The Friday Find Sustainable Fashion

29 Jul

Today’s Friday Find is all about eco-friendly fabric made into fabulous Bohemian Chic fashions and accessories. The first question you may ask is what is an eco-friendly fabric? An eco-friendly fabric is  a fabric made from natural materials that was grown with minimum use of chemicals and pesticides, grown with best land management practices, uses sustainable farming practices, and/or uses production that adheres to fair trade practices.

Simple Clutch with removable flower

Simple Clutch with removable flower

The first selection a Simple Clutch is by yours truly at sew chic boutique. The Simple Clutch made out of jute, also known as burlap, and come with your color choice of removable flower pin available in 15 different colors. Jute is a versatile fabric that can actually be eaten with proper preparation. This bag is great for every season with bags being available in dark brown, black, and green in starting August 2011.

Hemp and Organic Cotton Siren Dress/Skirt

Hemp and Organic Cotton Siren Dress/Skirt

The next selection is Hemp and Organic Cotton Siren Dress/Skirt by Mountain Lotus. This dress is fitted and strapless perfect to show your curves. This dress is made of organic stretch  cotton and is perfect for those extremely hot summer days. As a plus this dress will transition right into fall by adding a jacket or sweater for those upcoming chilly nights!

White Dream Organic Cotton Blouse with crochet

White Dream Organic Cotton Blouse with crochet

The last selection is a White Dream Organic Cotton Blouse with crochet by Canselda. The organic cotton blouse is handmade an enhanced by crochet handmade out of cotton rope. This blouse can be made in sizes ranging
from XS to XL. All I can say is it is very romantic and would be a classic in
any Boho closet.

This Friday Find we have looked at creations made from organic and sustainable fabrics. Each creation is unique and would be a fabulous addition for any Boho-ista’s closet. So stop by these wonderful shops and see what other treasures they have for you!

To learn more about the author and Boho-ista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Just for the Girls

22 Jul
Today’s  Friday Find is dedicated to little girls following in the footstep of the Bohemian Chic mothers. I have searched to find the cutest little handmade items to get the boho look for the future Boho-fashionista in your life.
Big Sis Little Sis - Dress and Bubble (monogram included)

Big Sis Little Sis - Dress and Bubble (monogram included)

The Big Sis Little Sis Dress and Bubble set is made by Mo’Bella. This set features a Ruffle neck Tank Dress made from 100% cotton for the
big sister and a coordinating Ruffle Neck Tunic for the little sister. The fabric design on this fashionable set is ethnic bohemian in style and  perfect for a day out with mommy. This piece can be transitioned to wear this fall by adding a cardigan sweater and if needed a pair of tights. This is such a wonderful set for the young Boho-fashionista in your life.

Bethany Rosette Fabric Flower Hair Clip

Bethany Rosette Fabric Flower Hair Clip

The Bethany Rosette Fabric Flower Hair Clip is made by Bella
Sorella Couture. This hair clip features a handmade fabric flower, feathers, lace, and more.  It is unique, feminine, and captures the Romantic Bohemian look perfectly. The hair clip can be easily
added to a headband for versatility in wearing. Best of all when your daughters not looking you can slip this into your hair and share the fabulousness yourself!

Boutique Crochet Hat with Rose

Boutique Crochet Hat with Rose

The Boutique Crochet Hat with Rose is made by Tanya 1975.
This hat features beautiful scallop stitches on the bottom and a medium sized crochet rose on the side of the hat. This hat is so Boho-chic you may want to a matching hat just for you! This crochet confection is full of feminine charm that is sure to keep your little fashionista warm and in style at the same time.

This Friday Find has given a glimpse of  some of the Bohemian Chic fashion available for next generation of Bohemian  fashionista’s. Each selection is full of charm, originality, and are handmade mothers who love great fashion. So here’s to another Friday featuring retail therapy just for you!

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr .

Bohemian Style Hip Bags

18 Jul

As of late sew chic boutique has been thinking small, that is about smaller bags. After seasons of the large bag fashion trend sew chic boutique remembers that the good things come in small packages.

The Hip Bag is a small bag made with mixed materials in a rectangular shape and features a long strap to allow the bag to hang around the hip bag. Made to carry your neccesities and a bit more. It is perfect for those who like small bags.

Vintage Chenille Hip Bag

Vintage Chenille Hip Bag by sew chic boutique

As always sew chic boutique quality construction is key to having not only a beautiful bag  but, one that will last as well. The Hip Bag is completely machine stitched for durability and great looks. This bag is the first of many for Fall 2011 and is available custom order as well through my shop.

Cicely with Patchwork Hip Bag

Cicely with Patchwork Hip Bag

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

The Friday Find Boho Accessories

8 Jul

It’s Friday and it’s time for some Bohemian finds for the week. This week at sew chic boutique we are loving everything from jewels to accessories for layering with your favorite pieces.

Tea Party by Annalils Moon

This beautiful necklace is Romantic Boho at it’s the Tea Party Necklace by Annalils Moon. It features soft pink rose quartz rounds and semi-precious Amazonite with its soft blue color. I would wear this with everything from a  summer maxi-dress to a pair of jeans.

The Silk Road Belt by Gypsy Intent

The next find is The Silk Road Belt by Gypsy Intent this is Ethnic Boho style made beautifully.  It is features beautiful silk in a wonderful cream color. This belt can be worn as an Obi belt as well. Paired with a sun dress or a pair of shorts you have Boho style to spare!

Reversible , upcycled HEADBAND by Zasra

My last Friday find is this Reversible Headband by Zasra. Made of re-purposed materials this reversible headband gives instant Boho style to any outfit. I love headbands for a quick hairdo change and even more for bad hair days!

So there it is three fabulously Bohemian finds to add Boho flavor to your closet!

Laura Dickey interviews sew chic boutique

11 Jun

It was such a pleasure to be interviewed by my new friend Laura Dickey from Creativity Unleashed. Her blog is a wonderful source of creative inspiration and ideas. We both met on Twitter and talked about sew chic boutique being a featured artist on her blog. Laura’s blog Creativity Unleashed has up to date ideas for every occasion. My favorite article of hers is Celebrating Fathers: http://ldcreativetransformation.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/celebrating-fathers/ where she shares ideas for honoring Fathers or significant father figures in our lives. Laura is has been a pleasure to get to know you and read you inspiring blog.

Here the link to the interview: http://ldcreativetransformation.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/ff-sew-chic-boutique/. Next time you need to be inspired go to Laura Dickey’s blog Creativity Unleashed (http://ldcreativetransformation.wordpress.com ).